Kick off the Weekend With A little Bit Country & Free Whiskey! RESCHEDULED to 6/21

SORRY RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 21st

Come to 9 Wallis tomorrow night (Thursday 5/24)

to Kick-Off the Holiday Weekend!

9 Wallis Whiskey Kick ~ Featured Cocktail
  • SIP: FREE Whiskey Tasting by Ryan & Wood
  • TASTE: Special Small-Tasting Selections from Local Favorite Rasta Kitchen Farm to Table Catering
  • DANCE: Music by Local Rising Stars MARTIN and KELLY Best Dance Floor on Boston’s North Shore!

The incredibly talented duo of Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly have become the next must-see act from New England to Nashville. On Sunday, they brought the house down opening for The Oak Ridge Boys at the Cabot. And they’ve been featured as support acts for Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore and Sarah Evans.

Advance Tickets Only $15 – At the Door $20  GET TICKETS

THE RETURN OF OUR SNOWY OWL HEDWIG!!!

At least, I think she is our Hedwig–Betty G. and Dave Fernandez, what do you think? Comparing photos from last winter, the feather patterning around her face looks to me identical. 

With thanks and gratitude to Bob and Doug Ryan from Ryan and Wood Distilleries. Bob emailed yesterday afternoon that a Snowy Owl was being dive bombed by crows and gulls. I raced over and she had tucked in under the rocks at the base of a tree.

I took several photos and footage, and just as I had packed up to go, she flew to a large boulder. Immediately, within thirty seconds, a noisy flock of gulls were harassing her from overhead once again, and a few crows dove at her. She then flew to the nearest building. The crows and gulls pestered her for another fifteen minutes, while she quietly perched.

To write “return” is not entirely accurate. She was probably here all along. As soon as work began on the Atlantic Road hotel roofs, we no longer saw her at the back shore. I thought Hedwig might still be here last month, but wasn’t positive, and then Alicia wrote to say she had seen a Snowy and thought it could possibly be Hedwig. It was difficult to confirm without looking at closeups from a long lens. I searched around Alicia’s location for several days but could not find.

Considering most Snowies have left Massachusetts by April, it’s wonderful to have a record of her here in Gloucester in early May. I am elated, and grateful, to Bob and Doug for the call, because now we have footage of her in a rocky woodland Cape Ann setting! Thank you, thank you!

The reason crows mob owls is because some owl species, like the Great Horned Owl, eat crows. Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) and Great Horned Owls (Bubo virgianus) are closely related.

When’s the last time you sat this close to a Rock Star who played Woodstock?

This Friday, you can sit a couple of feet from Legendary Rock drummer Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN and WEST, BRUCE & LAING right down the road in Beverly at 9 Wallis.  Friday’s show kicks off of Corky’s U.S. tour, having just come back from Europe.

You’ll be insanely close in a comfortable chair at a table — and you can have a beer, wine or specialty cocktail with vodka, gin, rum or whiskey made right here in Gloucester by our friends at Ryan & Wood Distilleries!  Plus 9 Wallis is fully air-conditioned (I know you could care less today, but by Friday, you’ll feel differently).  GET TICKETS HERE!

Here’s a taste of what you can expect along with a video of Corky with Mountain at Woodstock (just  a few years ago 😉

Only 4 Tickets Left For Our Cigar and Rum Cruise On The Lannon!!! Call Now!!!

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I visited the coolest guy in Gloucester- Tom Ellis aboard the most beautiful boat in Gloucester- the Thomas E. Lannon yesterday (pictures and videos to come) but just to let you know that as of last night when the ticket office closed there was only 4 tickets left for our cigar and rum (and possibly some rye) cruise.  So if you are one of my peeps- call (978)-281-6634 ASAP and reserve one of those 4 tickets!!!

You need to reserve it with a credit card so my advice would be to call, leave a message  and have them return your call to reserve your spot!

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